Howard County Birth Records

Search for Howard County MD birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Howard County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Howard County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A Maryland birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a MD driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Howard County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Howard County Clerk Ellicott City MD 8360 Court Avenue 21043 410-313-3825


Howard County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Howard County Maryland, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Howard County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Maryland, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Howard County General Hospital Columbia MD 5755 Cedar Lane 21044 410-740-7890

MedStar Health Columbia MD 5565 Sterrett Place 21044 877-772-6505


The Howard County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Maryland, Howard County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Howard County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Howard County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a Maryland State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Howard County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Howard County Health Department Columbia MD 7178 Columbia Gateway Drive 21046 410-313-6300